updated August 25, 2020
According to the Food and Drug Administration, people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks are encouraged to consider donating plasma, which may help save the lives of other patients. COVID-19 convalescent plasma must only be collected from recovered individuals if they are eligible to donate blood.
In the Quad-Cities, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is accepting donations of Convalescent Plasma. Click here to learn more.
For the many local sewers who have inquired about making basic face masks or N95 mask covers for health care workers, preferred patterns, along with sewing instructions, can be found here:
CMS | COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet
CDC | If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
CDC | Self-Quarantine Guide (COVID-19) in English
CDC | Self-Quarantine Guide (COVID-19) in Spanish